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June 1, 1940

DIABETES IN PENNSYLVANIA

JAMA. 1940;114(22):2222-2223. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220046011
Abstract

Strome and Blaine1 have recently analyzed the trends in mortality from diabetes mellitus in Pennsylvania and in the United States Registration Area. The data for both the United States Registration Area and Pennsylvania were obtained from the Census Bureau reports. The study emphasizes the following facts: 1. Diabetes mortality rates are higher in the United States than in any other major civilized country. 2. Pennsylvania leads the United States with the highest mortality rates in the United States Registration Area. 3. Mortality rates from diabetes are increasing every year. 4. Numerically the recorded deaths from diabetes mellitus are increasing in the United States Registration Area and in Pennsylvania. From 1906 to 1937 the mortality rate from diabetes in the United States Registration Area increased from 12.7 to 23.7 per hundred thousand, an increase of 186 per cent. In Pennsylvania from 1906 to 1937 the mortality rate from diabetes increased

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